Red Quill Spider

Discussion in 'Patterns' started by Hans Weilenmann, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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    Red Quill Spider
    Hook: Grip 14723BL #14
    Thread: Benecchi 12/0, black
    Hackle: Hen, dark furnace
    Body: Peacock quill, dyed red - clear varnish or UV resin over

    Cheers,
    Hans W
  2. GAT Active Member

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    Hans, is the UV resin worth the price? I've been looking at the stuff and I already have the light for setting the coating but it seems danged expensive. Does it work all that much better than other clear coatings?
  3. Hans Weilenmann Active Member

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    Cannot answer that yet, Gene. This is, literally, the first fly I have used the UV resin on - a friend donated a half full bottle of Bug Bond :cool:

    I know I could have produced the same look with regular clear varnish - but I also know that some other patterns where I would have used thicker 2-component epoxy will be easier, faster and especially 'cleaner', to do with UV resin.

    Stay tuned....

    Cheers,
    Hans W
  4. GAT Active Member

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    Well, I guess I'll have to belly up to the bar and buy the stuff. It's weird. I started using UV Knot Sense a few years ago and was wondering if the stuff would work as a clear coat -- now they're selling it as such. I know Knot Sense works quite well.